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25 March 2014

HACC Foundation recognizes donors for their support of HACC’s College-in-the-High School program

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation Board of Directors and HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., recognized 2013-14 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributors during the Board’s meeting on March 17, 2014, at the Shumaker Public Safety Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

The 2013-14 contributors are Eichelbergers, Inc.; Fulton Bank; Hershey Entertainment & Resorts; Overnight Office, Inc.; Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.; UGI Utilities, Inc., and Waste Management. Together, these companies contributed $34,500 to the HACC Foundation through the EITC program.

EITC funds support HACC’s College-in-the-High-School (CHS) program, which enrolls qualified high school students from more than 40 Central Pennsylvania school districts in college-level courses at their high school or technical school during the regular school day.

The EITC program, which is administered by the state's Department of Community and Economic Development, provides approved businesses with a 75-percent tax credit for donations to eligible nonprofit organizations. The tax credit increases to 90 percent if the company commits to the same donations for two consecutive years. A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $750,000 in tax credits annually through the EITC program.

The HACC Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization that supports HACC, is eligible for EITC contributions as an educational improvement organization.

For more information on EITC contributions to the HACC Foundation, please contact Linda Whipple, director of grants, corporate relations and scholarships, at 717-780-2567 or

For photographs from the event, click on the “Photos” link in the online newsroom and look for “HACC Foundation recognizes donors for their support of HACC’s College-in-the-High School program”

About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. In fiscal year 2012-13 alone, the HACC Foundation contributed close to $2.2 million to the College in scholarships, special programs and facilities and provided financial assistance to 1,345 students.
Contributions to the HACC Foundation are accepted in the form of unrestricted gifts to augment endowed funds, contributions to existing or new scholarship programs or award funds, support for academic and workforce programs, sponsorship of special events and cultural programs and contributions made in honor or in memory of individuals. In addition, the Foundation holds annual events, including the Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships at HACC, and various scholarship award ceremonies.
For more information on the HACC Foundation, visit

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HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through virtual learning. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit




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